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Corona: District and neighborhood libraries close until the end of February

From Friday, November 20, 2020, until probably the end of February 2021, the district and city libraries will be closed. The staff will spend the three months at the public health department, among other things to support the Corona contact person tracking.
The central library in the Haus der Bildung as well as the volunteer facilities in Dottendorf, Endenich and Auerberg will remain open.

Due to the high corona infection rates, the city's health department urgently needs even more personnel support. For this reason, the crisis management team of the city of Bonn on the corona pandemic has decided, after intensive consultation, that the music library, the district libraries in Beuel and Bad Godesberg and the district libraries in Tannenbusch and Brüser Berg will be closed from Friday, November 20, 2020, until probably the end of February 2021. This will free up 13 staff members who will be employed at the public health department.

„We are aware that this step will lead to further restrictions for citizens. However, I ask for your understanding that the city must do everything in its power to provide personnel to support its health department in the fight against the Corona pandemic so that it remains capable of acting in this crisis,“ says Lord Mayor Katja Dörner.

In addition to the staff of the district and neighborhood libraries as of November 20, other employees from other areas of the city administration and soldiers from the German Armed Forces are already working in the Health Department. Starting next week, a further 20 city council employees will be helping out at the Health Office.

Current figures

The number of new corona infections in the past seven days rose to 503 on Thursday, November 19, 2020. As a result, the incidence value per 100,000 inhabitants rose to 152.42. According to the health authorities, the increase is due to a large number of individual reports.

Since February 28, 2020, a total of 3,536 people have tested positive for the coronavirus. 22 people have died in connection with Covid-19, 2,957 people have recovered, 557 are currently infected. 2,984 people are currently in quarantine.

Corona cases have occurred in the following facilities: Bodelschwinghschule (one person), Grundschule am Domhof (one person), Bertolt-Brecht-Gesamtschule (two persons, one of them not from Bonn), Elisabeth-Selbert-Gesamtschule (one person), Schule am Rheingarten (one person, not from Bonn), Siebengebirgsschule (one person), Nicolaus-Cusanus-Gymnasium (one person) and Ludwig-Erhard-Berufskolleg (two persons, both not from Bonn).

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